western states

Running the Western States Part IV

The thought had crossed my mind to take a DNF (did not finish) at this section, but the ring I was carrying in my pouch kept me going. There was something special that needed ...

Running the Western States Part III

The section heading for Miller’s Defeat was easy trail with some undulations and the miles just seemed to fly by. In these ultra runs you come across runners that are going ...

Western States Part II

As the sun rose higher in the sky I put on my sunglasses even though I was running west. On a near section filled with steep, jagged rocks, I tripped for the first time.  Luck ...

Running the Western States 100

On June 27, I woke up 15 minutes before the 3 o'clock alarm and started the final preparations for the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run.  The night before, I had app ...

Lincoln’s Bartlett claims a bronze belt buckle

Auburn may be considered the endurance capital, but Lincoln would have to be in contention for the title of most amazing athletes. Lincoln’s Drew Bartlett’s name was d ...

American Fire trail rehab volunteers champing at bit

Volunteers from the horse-riding and running worlds want to get onto damaged Western States Trail areas for fire restoration work but are being kept on the sidelines because of con ...

Overbay, Johnston and Fink earn buckles at Western States run

Three Lincoln ultra-runners battled century-mark temperatures to finish the 40th running of the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run June 29-30 with each earning belt buckles &nda ...

Powell’s passion leads to ‘Progress’

Bryon Powell is torn. He loves his job. He also loves to run. Thus his dilemma on June 25, when he is scheduled to toe the starting line at the Western States Endurance Run. A thre ...